Mandurah pharmacy assistant to represent Western Australia

Pharmacy assistant Sally Alfieri from TerryWhite Chemmart Mandurah Forum won the Western Australia state final of the 2018 Pharmacy Guild of Australia/Maxigesic Pharmacy Assistant of the Year Award (PATY). Judges picked Ms Alfieri from 18 other state finalists at the Western Australia workshop last night where each participant demonstrated their pharmacy knowledge and showcased their […]

BMS submission to the PBAC

According to an analysis conducted by Medicines Australia, at present, it takes on average 18 months for a PBS listing to be granted after a cancer treatment is registered by the TGA. This 18-month lag is clearly very frustrating for cancer patients who are hoping to get reimbursed access to new medicines at the earliest […]

Xen Glaucoma Gel Implant available now

A new device to manage the world’s leading cause of irreversible blindness – the Xen Glaucoma Gel Implant – is now available in Australia. The implant, developed in part with technology created by Professor William Morgan and Professor Dao-Yi Yu at the Perth Lions Eye Institute more than 20 years ago, is now entered in […]

Port Augusta pharmacy assistant to represent South Australia

Pharmacy assistant Laura Mckinlay from Crossroads Pharmacy Port Augusta, South Australia wins state finals of the 2018 Pharmacy Guild of Australia/Maxigesic Pharmacy Assistant of the Year Award (PATY). Now in its 12th year, PATY is the premier award for Australian pharmacy assistants, recognising and celebrating the ‘best of the best’ in community pharmacy. Judges picked […]

Class action over Bayer device

Law firm Slater and Gordon will pursue a class action against Bayer, the manufacturer of contraceptive device Essure, after hundreds of women across Australia suffered severe complications. Essure, recalled by Bayer in the US in July, is a permanent contraceptive implant comprising a metal coil that expands to anchor the device in the fallopian tube. […]

Blind from a cosmetic filler

Doctors have treated a patient who has gone permanently blind from having dermal filler injected into her face, according to an ABC report. A Four Corners investigation has revealed that in April, the woman was taken to the ophthalmology department at Sydney’s Prince of Wales Hospital, where despite the best efforts of doctors, her sight in […]

Australian College of Pharmacy Board elects new president

The Australian College of Pharmacy Board has elected Dr Treasure McGuire as President in its yearly elections. It also elected Susan Holzberger as Vice-President, Matthew Harris as Director of Finance and Carolyn Clemenston. Dr McGuire is an experienced pharmacy practitioner, pharmacologist, educator and researcher. She is a long-standing member of the College and was elected […]

Palmerston assistant to represent NT in pharmacy awards

Judges have chosen pharmacy assistant Anita Jones (pictured) from Amcal+ Palmerston Health Centre Pharmacy to represent Northern Territory at the National Finals of the 2018 Pharmacy Guild of Australia/ Maxigesic Pharmacy Assistant of the Year Award (PATY). Now in its 12th year, PATY describes itself as “the premier award for Australian pharmacy assistants, recognising and […]

New stroke solution will ‘save lives’

The Australian government is partnering with the Stroke Foundation and Cochrane Australia to revolutionise the translation of medical discoveries into clinical practice. It says doing so will “save lives and improve health outcomes”. It will pilot ‘living stroke guidelines’ in what it claims is a world first. These will accelerate access to world-class, evidenced-based treatments […]

‘Gain the edge’ with PA2018

Pharmacies that send staff to the Pharmacy Assistant National Conference (PA2018) will be better equipped to succeed in the evolving industry by taking advantage of the updated training and knowledge staff will obtain, according to the Pharmacy Guild. The Guild says pharmacy assistants will learn from a variety of topics to help gain a competitive […]